Our CEO reflects on new tools, leaders, and opportunities


Our CEO Susan True was profiled in the Thanksgiving 2018 edition of the Good Times Santa Cruz. Here's a few excerpts:

“We have problems in this county that are bigger than any foundation’s grantmaking can cure,” True says. “How can the Community Foundation promote economic mobility?”

Among the programs True has spearheaded is an expansion of low-interest loans to organizations working on issues including local housing and small business assistance.

“She is someone who, when she gets an idea in her head, it’s gonna happen,” says Ian Magruder, a Santa Cruz native who works for loan recipient Landed. “Not everyone we work with has that mentality. It’s been really refreshing.”

“The community foundation is such a unique organization,” True says. “You get to take this different view of the community and think about, ‘How do we bring people together to create solutions to some of our most persistent problems?"

Click here to read the whole story by Lauren Hepler.